5

As Don_S mentioned in comments: Probably the overall mass of Loperamide in the package. The POM has 60 mg total of Loperamide, while the OTC has 36 mg at most (18 capsules being the largest package size I saw for Imodium). I don't know what is the mass threshold between POM and OTC medications in the UK, but it's probably between those two numbers (...


5

A short summary of a report by Prof. DDr. Martin Haditsch seems to come to the conclusion that a permanent immunity of travelers against "traveler's disease" can not be gained. Traveler's diarrhea is usually caused by a toxin-producing gut germ, namely ETEC (enterotoxic / enterotoxigenic E. coli), the resulting immunity requires a recurrent contact, ...


4

Fasting, at least in Islam, means no water intake during the fast. The Islamic purpose of not allowing even water is to remind one that one should not take for granted the gifts of life. So, the purpose of the injunction is to remind you, and not to imperil your health. In the same way that the pillars of Islam have modifiers ( like not going to Mecca if ...


3

Well this is a guess because there is no published data that I am aware of in the english literature to be able to answer the question. A small percentage of people who have presented with covid-19 pneumonia have also had diarrhoea, it is thought that the faecal-oral route is also an important mode of transmission. If the person develops a respiratory ...


2

Safety of Loperamide Loperamide (anti-diarrhoea medication such as Dioraleze or Imodium) is often the go-to treatment for diarrhoea. As the medication only acts on the digestive tract, there appears to be little risk associated with long-term or frequent use of Loperamide, and the medication is considered to be a relatively safe, well-tolerated option for ...


1

I have it on good authority that bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii are effective at combating C. difficile, which is largely responsible for IBS. Here are a couple of citations from respectable sources: bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii.


1

Some IBS patients benefit from probiotic supplements. Those with the best efficacy include Align, Culturelle and VSL#3.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible